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tonight, breaking news at this hour. the white house rushing to handle what could be a massive data breach potentially involving millions of americans. the fbi now involved tonight. they're looking at every federal agency. the hackers and what they got their hands on. also tonight, the news conference the short time ago. the worries over a possible serial shooter. the driver shot in the neck. the man on the bike shot dead. and now a 65-year-old gunned down on a sidewalk. the white house fence jumper for the first time the arsenal. the guns the machete revealed. will it be a game-changer? a major decision today for viagra for women. and the duggar family backlash tonight. some accusing the parents of rationalizing the abuse.
good evening. and we begin tonight with a fast-moving investigation. the white house is trying to get a handle on just how many americans have had sensitive information hacked. a new case up to 4 million americans current and former government workers, their private information hacked. the fbi on this tonight, let's get right to abc's jonathan karl at the white house with late word on the who they believe is behind this hacking. jon? >> reporter: david, this is the latest and by far biggest in a series of hacks on government computers. officials tell me the hackers were from china. u.s. officials say it was a serious breach. hackers gaining access to the personal information of up to 4 million government employees. sources tell abc news the hack appears to have originated from china. the hack was discovered last month and tracked here at the dhs super cyber security center.
it's unclear how long the hackers had access to sensitive data, but they broke right into the computer systems of the office of personnel management which conducts all of the background checks on federal employees. that means the hackers could have had access some of the most sensitive personal information about millions of current and former government workers. david, this is just the latest major cyber attack on government computers. just last week we learned that the irs had been compromised and last fall as you recall we heard that west wing computers, right in the west wing of the white house, were attacked believed to be by hackers from russia. >> jon, in the meantime what's being done to protect americans here and has the hacking stopped? >> reporter: well officials claim that the hack has now been stopped. they have secured the government computers. what they don't know is how much of that personal information was taken away so what they are doing is they are scrambling to notify some 4 million current and former government workers that they may have lost their personal information and they are offers them free identify theft insurance. >> all right, jon karl live at the white house. jon, thank you. now, to late developments
out of colorado. three shootings north of denver. authorities investigating the possibility of a serial shooter. all three attacks in a 15-mile radius. a driver shot in the neck. a bicyclist shot and killed. those two cases linked. tonight, a possible new victim in this case. a 65-year-old found bleeding on a sidewalk overnight. abc's clayton sandell in colorado where authorities talked to reporters a short time ago. >> reporter: tonight, police worry a serial shooter may have killed again. >> there are enough likenesses to this case that we as an agency immediately reached out to the task force. we don't know if this is related to the other shootings and we don't know if there is somebody or somebodies that is inflicting these crimes in the community. >> reporter: it happened late last night in this loveland, colorado, neighborhood. >> there's a male right on the sidewalk, not breathing, he's bleeding uncontrollably, thinks maybe he was hit by a car.
>> reporter: but it was no car. police say a bullet killed 65-year-old bill connole just blocks from home. his granddaughters say he liked to take walks late at night. >> actually really worried and scared to go around even in the daytime. >> reporter: a task force of police, sheriff and fbi investigators has already linked two previous shootings nearby. the first, april 22nd along interstate 25. driver cori romero hit in the neck. >> it's on both sides of my neck. i'm just really -- i'm just scared. >> reporter: she survived. but may 18th about six miles away john jacoby was shot twice, killed riding his bicycle. now this third mysterious shooting ten miles away in the town of loveland. >> investigators are going to look for ballistics for matches, they're going to look at the sale of weapons, they're going to look at surveillance cameras in and around these shootings and they're going to look if there is any sort of association in the background of the three victims. >> reporter: there's now a $10,000 reward to help find the shooter.
and david investigators tonight say that task force is working 24 hours to try to find a connection between this shooting and the previous two, or rule one out. david? >> clayton sandell in colorado. clayton, thank you. new images tonight of the arsenal of weapons in the case of that white house intruder juchl ping the fence, getting through the front door. all the way to the east room. past the stairs to the first family's residence. we knew he was carrying a knife, but tonight, you're about to see what he had in his car. abc's pierre thomas back on the case. >> reporter: tonight, we see for the first time just how dangerous that white house fence jumper truly was. look at what the secret service found in omar gone saal less's car the day of his arrest. hundreds of rounds of ammunition. tomahawks and knives. and look at the arsenal virginia police discovered two months earlier, during a routine traffic stop of gonzalez. a sawed off shotgun, high powered rifles and handguns. this evidence released today as gonzalez facing sentencing next
week for that run all the way into the white house east room. >> troubling pictures. pierre with us now live from washington. what kind of punishment is gonzalez facing tonight? >> reporter: he faces a maximum of 18 years in prison but the government is recommending 21 months. and david, there were more details about gonzalez an army veteran in newly released court documents. he's described as suffering from hallucinations. >> pierre thank you. now, to chilling new developments out of boston. that terror takedown this week. the suspect with a military-style knife, killed. authorities say when he lunged at police. authoritiesy sies have been tracking him, listening to his phone calls. just hours before, they say he was planning to behead a police officer. tonight, we now know who the original target was. abc's tom llamas from boston. >> reporter: tonight, the attorney for the family of ussama rahim saying the alleged terror plot took them by surprise. >> the family did not see any signs of radicalization. >> reporter: rahim's family including his wife gathered for a news conference in the same
parking lot where officers say they were forced to shoot and kill the 26-year-old when he lunged at them with this military knife. is there anything you can tell us about your brother? immediate family mebls refusing to speak. sources tell abc news rahim initially wanted to behead conservative activist pamela geller, the woman who sponsored that muhammad cartoon drawing contest in texas. but the fbi says on tuesday morning rahim changed his plan wanting instead to behead uniformed police officers. david, authorities believe rahim may have been radicalized through social media. and the fbi warning, there could be thousands of people in this country secretly feeding off isis propaganda each day. david? >> tom llamas with us again tonight. tom, thank you. this evening, a major new development in that murder mystery, that house set on fire the parents, their son, the housekeeper all killed. now, crucial new clues. the husband's personal assistant, the man who dropped off $40,000 in cash. he is not a suspect, but tonight, his text messages about the money and about the fire
revealing much more about the timeline. here's abc's ryan smith. >> reporter: tonight, new details about the $40,000 delivered to the savopoulos family home in washington, d.c. before the house was set on fire, and the quadruple murder of savvas, his wife amy, son phillip and housekeeper vera figueroa was discovered. the night before the fire while the four inside were being held hostage, savvas the ceo of american ireworks contacted his driver jordan wallace, to bring $40,000 in cash to the home. according to "the washington post," wallace responding "got your message, i'll call you once i get the package." the next day, wallace called and texted several people including woman, sending her a photo of a red bag with the money. the woman asking, "i wonder how much it is?" to which wallace replied, "40." later that morning, wallace texted savvas "package delivered." he then drove to american ironworks, but after learning about the fire, drove back to the mansion, texting savvas and
amy several times along the way. "hey ms. amy, are you okay? that text too late. all four inside the house had been killed and the home set on fire. wallace has not been arrested or charged with any crime. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> ryan thanks. now, to the new threat of severe weather at this hour. 9 million americans from denver to kansas city in the bullseye. flash flood watches in five states. tornado watches in three at this hour. a tornado touching down in wyoming. and this intersection in lusk wyoming, underwater. look at this time lapse tonight of this super cell powering up over kansas. meanwhile, the hurricane churning in the pacific, popular vacation beaches now within striking distance. let's get right to rob marciano who begins with the watches tonight in a very familiar place. >> reporter: three nights in a row, david. look at this tornado watch. the same area as last night. includes denver. storms are popping, especially in eastern parts of wyoming. flooding rains. lynn come nbincoln
lincoln, nebraska through kansas city. the threat zone the same area. a pattern is stuck from coast to coast across the u.s. off the mexican coastline, category 2 storm now, hurricane blanca. not expected to strengthen. like little as it approaches the coastline of ka bowe sancabo san lucas. and the desert southwest will get some moisture with this. very rare to get two big hurricanes like this this early in the season. >> rob, thank you. a major head call headline tonight involving women. the drug nicknamed the little pink pill viagra for women. a key decision today, and now just one more hurdle. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: titillating news tonight for women who may soon be dancing like the couple in this viagra commercial. with women now once step closer to joining their frisky male counterparts whouf enjoyed the benefits of pills to help their sex lives for years. this little pink pill is surrounded by big controversy. an fda advisory panel today hearing the pros and cons of flibanserin, also known as the female viagra.
some hope it will treat women with a sexual desire disorder known to affect roughly 1 no 10 women. women like amanda parrish, one of the 11,000 who participated in the clinical trials. >> i can remember the very first time all of a sudden getting a little flutter. and when i say flutter, i'm not talking about a heart rate flutter. it was a little further south. >> reporter: the aim isn't to increase blood flow, but it could stimulate some serious cash flow. an estimated $2 billion a year. the drugmaker says it effectively targets chemicals in the brain. the agency previously turned the drug down twice, saying the benefits don't outweigh the risks that include low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness and fainting spells. >> linsey davis has been following this for us. and this drug has not made it this far before. >> reporter: that's right. it's been rejected twice before with many crying sexism pointing out there are 26 drugs specifically designed for men with sexual dysfunction. zero for women. the fda will decide in august. >> linsey thank you.
now to the race for 2016. the republican field getting more crowded by the day. as of tonight, count them right there. ten republican contenders now in the race. and listen to this from the gop field so far. >> i am proud. >> after months of deliberation. >> i announce with gold's help. >> i'm a candidate. >> i'm running. >> for president. >> of the united states. >> who will break through in the end? the newest contender tonight, a familiar face. former texas governor rick perry, making it official. he's been in the game before in 2012. tonight, trying to make a first impression for a second time. citing his military experience and his record as the longest serving governor of texas. another big name republican sending out a signal tonight. jeb bush. this image says it all. an announcement coming on june 15th. now, to the major backlash against the duggar family tonight. the son who acknowledged his abuse, his parents breaking their silence. the family does have its supporter, but reaction tonight overwhelmingly negative. 74,000 tweets in 24 hours, many accusing the family of being out of touch, rationalizing the
abuse. abc's david wright now. >> you know josh has done some very bad things. and he's -- he's very sorry. >> reporter: that doesn't wash for many who watched the duggars tell fox news' megyn kelly how their teenage son molested young girls in their house years ago. among the victims, josh's own sisters. social media lighting up, some voicing support but most slamming the duggars. accusing them of rationalizing the abuse. >> this was not rape or anything like that. this was like touching somebody over their clothes. there were a couple of incidents where he touched them under their clothes. but it was like a few seconds. >> reporter: the parents waited more than a year before they sent their son for counseling and reported it to the police. >> it was after the third time he came to us we really felt like you know what we have done everything we can as parents to handle this in house. we need to get help. >> reporter: but abc news legal
analyst dan abrams says the parents may have broken the law by waiting. >> it could have been josh duggar charged with a crime, as well as the possibility his parents could have been charged for failing to report it in a timely fashion. >> reporter: two of the daughters, his victims, say they're angry at the people who exposed all this. >> we're victims. they can't do this to us. >> reporter: the family's deep dark secret now splashed all over the tabloids. david wright abc news new york. >> david, thank you. the nba finals tonight. two key players and one very popular 2-year-old daughter. abc's paula faris is gameside. >> reporter: the series featuring the two most popular players in the league, cleveland's lebron james and golden state's stephen curry. lebron famously returning to his hometown this season after his infamous departure in 2010. >> this fall i'm going to take my talents to south beach. >> reporter: that left the city shocked, angered enough to burn his jersey. and curry, the league mvp, whose whose faith, philanthropy and
family keep him grounded. his wife? >> yeah she isn't a basketball fan. >> reporter: and his daughter riley. >> dada help me. ah! >> reporter: your daughter is going to be unimpressed, probably? >> she'll probably shake her head. >> reporter: different sides of the court and now both trying to bring championships to their championship-starved city. golden state's had a dry spell since 1975. and believe land hasn't won anything since the 1964 browns. and tickets to see these guys in action are hot. one fan paying roughly $37,000 for one courtside seat for tonight's game. david? >> wow. paula, thank you. game one of the nba finals tonight, 9:00 p.m. eastern, right here on abc. and one image tonight, beau biden who died of brain cancer last weekend, laid in honor in delaware. the vice president holding back tears today, the flag-draped casket right there. mourners paying their respects for the vice president's son. in the meantime there is still much more ahead on "world
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finally tonight here the faceoff at the airport. but who wins? "the lion king" or "aladdin?" here's gio benitez. ♪ >> reporter: we've all been there. your plane delayed, six hours at the airport. ♪ but instead of anger erupting, song. ♪ >> reporter: the cast of "the lion king" in terminal d. ♪ suddenly performing. ♪ stuck at laguardia airport,
trying to get to orlando, but they were about to faceoff. the cast of "aladdin" there, too ♪ we about to just have some fun ♪ >> reporter: the genie challenging them to a singoff. "arabian nights." ♪ not to be outdone, "lion king" back again. but in the end, they both won. their flight took off. ♪ >> reporter: guy owe benitez, abc news, new york. >> we loved it. thank you for watching here on a thursday night. i'm david muir. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. good night.